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Two San Diego Occupiers Cited for Sidewalk Chalk; Possible Felony Charges Pending

Two San Diego Occupiers Cited for Sidewalk Chalk; Possible Felony Charges Pending

According to an email blast sent January 25, 2012, two members of Occupy San Diego were cited for drawing on the sidewalk using sidewalk chalk. The email states that Cliff Cramer and another occupier named Angel were charged under San Diego Municipal Code 63.0102(5) which states:

Defacement of Property. It is unlawful to cut, break, deface, or injure any building, monument, rock, fountain, cage, pen, fence, bench, hydrant, swing, or other structure, apparatus or property, or dig caves or other depressions within the cliff areas adjacent to the ocean shoreline without the written permission of the City Manager.

According to posts made on the Occupy San Diego Facebook page, SDPD is also attempting to charge the two occupiers with a felony for putting toxic chemicals down the drains after the rain washes the chalk away.

This is yet another over-the-top charge by the SDPD in the latest string of charges brought against peaceful occupiers in San Diego.

Please check back as we work on gathering more information about the incident.

Correction: The occupiers were not arrested. They were cited and must appear in court.

About patrickgokey

Patrick Gokey, Wisconsin native, is a United States Navy veteran residing in San Diego, California. He possesses a degree in computer network security and works as an IT Technician for R3 Strategic Support Group in Coronado, CA. Patrick is a co-founder and web developer for Soldiers for the Cause, a member of San Diego Veterans For Peace, and volunteers as a technical consultant for the Southern California-based nonprofit Veterans 360. He provides web development, SEO, Internet marketing, writing, and consultation services on his website PatrickGokey.com.

2 comments

  1. they weren’t arrested, they were cited and have to appear.

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